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Old 04-28-2014, 01:38 PM   #1
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Front suspension sounds like an old couch

Here's the latest noise I've been trying to diagnose/resolve:

While driving over speed bumps, dips in the road or even when the pitch of the car changes and the suspension compresses, I hear an old couch or old mattress creaking sound. It's not a high pitch squeak, but more of a creaky groan if you will. Anyway I'm fairly convinced it's the front control arm bushings. I read a thread about the MK3 having similar issues and it was in fact the control arm bushings that were bad. Also convinced it's the control arms because I've replaced everything else:

-less than a year old ST coilovers
-new massive front end links
-less than a year old strut bearings and strut mounts (although they're cheap so I'll get new ones).
-2.5 year old eibach sway bar bushings

Anyone experience something similar and found a similar fix??


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Old 04-29-2014, 12:59 AM   #2
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What about sway bar parts?
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Old 04-29-2014, 01:27 AM   #3
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Just have to ride with the old lady in the car more and look at people in a perverse eye with sex hair. When you step out of the car you'll have to adjust your pants and check your zipper.


Spray some white lithium at the bushings and see if it goes away or diminishes. That'll tell you if you're on the correct path and you're only out $5 for the diagnosis.
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Old 04-29-2014, 04:50 PM   #4
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Sandman503:

I don't think it's the sway bar bushings. I've had those dry up in me before and the sound is different. But you never now I guess.

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Ha yeah. I had previously bought a tap and die set with grease fittings for the front sway bar mounts but I never got around to it. Maybe it's time now while I mess around with new control arms.
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Old 05-16-2014, 07:50 AM   #5
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Bushings

Yes I also faced similar type of problem over the bumps in my Nissan. Then with the help of mechanic I did the NISSAN CONTROL ARM & SUSPENSION BUSHINGS replacement. I used the polyurethane bushings for doing this, after which I didn't had any problem in my vehicle.
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I 2nd or 3rd that its your front sway bar bushings. I had the same type of noise before. Ask how I fixed it?= I removed the cradle= super easy to get to then. btw I also installed a torsen too.
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